Saturday, September 5, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Time Capsule Fun

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):


1) Go to the dMarie Time Capsule Website - http://dmarie.com/timecap/

2) Select a date in your family history that you want to know about. You might pick a birth date or wedding date of your parents or grandparents.

3) Enter the date into the search form, and select the news, songs, toys, books and other things that you want to feature.

4) Share the date, why you picked it, and the results of your Time Capsule study on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a comment or post on Facebook.


Here's mine:


I chose my parents (Frederick Walton Seaver and Betty Virginia Carringer) marriage date - 12 July 1942. I found out that the news of the month included:

Top News Headlines This Week:

Jul 13 - 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by nazis   
Jul 13 - German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages   
Jul 13 - SS shoots 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland   
Jul 14 - 1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork   
Jul 14 - Riots against Jews in Amsterdam   
Jul 15 - 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz 

Top Songs for 1942

Jersey Bounce by Benny Goodman   
Moonlight Cocktail by Glenn Miller    
Tangerine by Jimmy Dorsey   
Blues In the Night by Woody Herman    
Kalamazoo by Glenn Miller   
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings by Kay Kyser   
Jingle, Jangle, Jingle by Kay Kyser    
Sleepy Lagoon by Harry James   
Somebody Else Is Taking My Place by Benny Goodman    

US President -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
US Vice President -- Henry A. Wallace

1942 Prices

Bread: $0.09/loaf
Milk: $0.60/gal
Eggs: $0.61/doz
Car: $1,100
Gas: $0.20/gal

Academy Award Winners

Best Picture: Mrs. Miniver, Directed By William Wyler
Best Actor: James Cagney, in Yankee Doodle Dandy
Best Actress: Greer Garson, in Mrs. Miniver

Top Books in 1942

The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds   
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West    
West with the Night by Beryl Markham  


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Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 29 August to 4 September 2020

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from 29 August to 4 September 2020: 

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/1/2020

Netherlands, Civil Marriage Index, 1795-1950; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/1/2020


Netherlands, Birth Index, 1784-1917; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/1/2020

Netherlands, Death Index, 1795-1969; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/1/2020

Netherlands, Baptism Index, 1557-1902; indexed records without record images, Updated 9/1/2020

Netherlands, Marriage Index, 1575-1938; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020


Netherlands, Population Registers Index, 1720-1944; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Pulaski County, Arkansas, Marriages 1838-1999; indexed records with record images,   ADDED 8/31/2020

U.S., Evangelical Covenant Church, Swedish American Church Records, 1868-1970; indexed records with record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Colorado, Select County Marriages, 1863-2018; indexed records with record images,   ADDED 8/31/2020

Brazil, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Germany, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Mexico, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Norway, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Sweden, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Mönchengladbach, Germany, Marriages, 1798-1933; indexed records with record images, Updated 8/31/2020

UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Quebec, Canada, Notarial Records, 1637-1935; indexed records with record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Italy, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969; indexed records with record images,   ADDED   8/31/2020

Arkansas, Birth Certificates, 1914-1917; indexed records with record images, ADDED  8/31/2020

Netherlands, Burial Index, 1540-1899; indexed records without record images, Updated 8/31/2020

England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858; indexed records with record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Birmingham, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1919; indexed records with record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records, 1867-2013; indexed records with record images, ADDED 8/31/2020

Arkansas, Sevier County, Death Records, 1914-1923; indexed records without record images, ADDED 8/31/2020

U.S. Circuit Court Criminal Case Files, 1790-1871; indexed records with record images, Updated 8/31/2020

Arkansas, Divorces, 1923-1969; indexed records with record images, ADDED 8/31/2020

Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1914-1969; indexed records with record images, ADDED 8/31/2020

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The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at    http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx.  

By my count, there were 8 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,825 collections available as of 4 September, an increase of  9 from last week. 


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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary all-access subscription from Ancestry.com, for which I am thankful.  Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.


Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 29 August to 4 September2020

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 4 September 2020, there are 2,860 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1 from last week):

New and updated collections this week are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Deleted ---

*  England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3740641); 36,480 indexed records with 36,480 record images, DELETED
*  California, San Benito County Registrar, Burial Permits 1911-1948 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583824); 8,418 indexed records with 8,418 record images, DELETED

--- Collections Added ---

*  Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114430); 3,578 indexed records with 3,578 record images, ADDED 02-Sep-2020
*  Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 171 indexed records with 171 record images, ADDED 02-Sep-2020

--- Collections Updated ---

Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3694028); 101,676 indexed records with 93,471 record images (was 101,539 records with 93,360 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477669); 1,113,965 indexed records with 364,931 record images (was 1,065,595 records with 348,030 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-2006 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1387049); 155,572 indexed records with 79,128 record images (was 155,502 records with 79,128 images), UPDATED 28-Aug-2020
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 132,486 indexed records with 56,563 record images (was 128,097 records with 54,736 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1925428); 46,367 indexed records with 16,188 record images (was 46,333 records with 16,188 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020

Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3743274); 174,543 indexed records with 132,754 record images (was 174,258 records with 132,746 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477666); 222,125 indexed records with 7,229 record images (was 209,955 records with 6,866 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477667); 838,931 indexed records with 836,858 record images (was 804,575 records with 802,530 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821281); 730,446 indexed records with 652,591 record images (was 715,440 records with 637,586 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
France, Vienne, Census, 1836 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2854336); 255,918 indexed records with 4,320 record images (was 255,679 records with 4,320 images), UPDATED 31-Aug-2020

British Columbia Naturalization Records, 1859-1926 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001101); Browse 23,240 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 23,240 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2075262); 368,693 indexed records with 12,444 record images (was 341,768 records with 12,444 images), UPDATED 01-Sep-2020
England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1465708); 182,070 indexed records with 61,909 record images (was 182,070 records with 61,909 images), UPDATED 31-Aug-2020
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 1,013,953 indexed records with 73,318 record images (was 948,984 records with 67,220 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 412,719 indexed records with 27,606 record images (was 263,920 records with 13,424 images), UPDATED 31-Aug-2020

South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3732506); 205,979 indexed records with 205,714 record images (was 190,431 records with 190,170 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Kansas, Lawrence City Cemetery Records, 1850-1988 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3756270); 31,961 indexed records with 1,966 record images (was 29,848 records with 1,875 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Deaths, 1863-1955 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2721608); 337,989 indexed records with 298,926 record images (was 324,370 records with 285,308 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Hawaii, Naturalization Records, 1838-1991 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2842680); 11,090 indexed records with 4,341 record images (was 10,472 records with 4,264 images), UPDATED 30-Aug-2020
Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1865475); 6,188 indexed records with 27,874 record images (was 6,115 records with 27,874 images), UPDATED 01-Sep-2020

Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3740251); 341,858 indexed records with 341,328 record images (was 305,694 records with 305,209 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
United States, California, List of United States Citizens Arriving at San Francisco, 1930-1949 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2822767); 438,236 indexed records with 31,779 record images (was 438,171 records with 31,774 images), UPDATED 28-Aug-2020
Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734436); 208,349 indexed records with 8,660 record images (was 190,556 records with 8,150 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999178); 4,250 indexed records with 2,280,204 record images (was 4,084 records with 2,280,204 images), UPDATED 28-Aug-2020
Sweden, Östergötland Church Records, 1555-1911; index 1616-1860 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1979429); 49,365 indexed records with 1,045,116 record images (was 49,309 records with 1,045,116 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020

United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782); 35,411,516 indexed records with 4,830,472 record images (was 35,411,516 records with 4,830,472 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Montana, County Naturalizations, 1856-1979 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2091705); 52,124 indexed records with 46,602 record images (was 52,068 records with 46,602 images), UPDATED 01-Sep-2020
Missouri, Church Records, 1827-2004 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790252); 32,800 indexed records with 1,595 record images (was 30,739 records with 1,532 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2241429); 117,025 indexed records with 70,782 record images (was 117,010 records with 70,782 images), UPDATED 29-Aug-2020
Texas, Hardin County Clerk, Death Records, 1908-1948 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3502088); 2,238 indexed records with 1,202 record images (was 2,067 records with 1,126 images), UPDATED 01-Sep-2020

South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 533,485 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 532,564 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2579610); 469,181 indexed records with 69,353 record images (was 468,634 records with 69,349 images), UPDATED 30-Aug-2020
France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3007175); 190,561 indexed records with 189,973 record images (was 166,120 records with 165,543 images), UPDATED 01-Sep-2020
Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1469151); 266,785 indexed records with 128,317 record images (was 266,681 records with 128,317 images), UPDATED 30-Aug-2020
New York, Church Records, 1660-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787817); 126,657 indexed records with 6,339 record images (was 117,170 records with 6,108 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Catholic Church Records, 1616-1980 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1719212); Browse 368,464 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 368,464 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 136,639 indexed records with 134,072 record images (was 134,006 records with 131,450 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078654); 22,393,539 indexed records with 8,129,310 record images (was 22,393,539 records with 8,129,310 images), UPDATED 27-Aug-2020
Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3940896); 22,150 indexed records with 3,074 record images (was 11,311 records with 2,614 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287); 6,266,555 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 6,247,772 records with 2,841,076 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020

New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999177); 3,238,519 indexed records with 3,080,948 record images (was 3,238,302 records with 3,080,948 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Mexico, Morelos, Catholic Church Records, 1598-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837907); 446,210 indexed records with 531,787 record images (was 446,210 records with 531,787 images), UPDATED 01-Sep-2020
Louisiana, Ascension Parish, Index of Marriages, 1773-1963 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3021712); 39,970 indexed records with 361 record images (was 39,835 records with 360 images), UPDATED 28-Aug-2020
Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3743478); 766,039 indexed records with 119,540 record images (was 713,605 records with 102,272 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798); 5,040,656 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 5,028,552 records with 4,581,756 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 30,047,342 indexed records with 46,885,453 record images (was 30,047,342 records with 46,885,453 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Brazil, Civil Registration, 1860-2006 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741255); 36,393 indexed records with 15,484 record images (was 31,334 records with 13,603 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2145147); 104,711 indexed records with 207,550 record images (was 104,563 records with 207,550 images), UPDATED 29-Aug-2020
Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 128,759 indexed records with 60,130 record images (was 124,786 records with 57,277 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Papua New Guinea, Birth Records, 1888-2004 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3757740); 2,087 indexed records with 1,959 record images (was 1,237 records with 1,156 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020

California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3583819); 63,888 indexed records with 12,929 record images (was 61,582 records with 10,740 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Micronesia, Civil Registration, 1883-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761211); 20,448 indexed records with 20,420 record images (was 17,556 records with 17,529 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733437); 444,335 indexed records with 440,368 record images (was 387,150 records with 383,542 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,098,026 indexed records with 89,115 record images (was 1,094,875 records with 89,020 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 261,634 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 244,311 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020

Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3418468); 83,198 indexed records with 1,510 record images (was 75,046 records with 1,395 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Dominican Republic Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2069829); 317,277 indexed records with 760,173 record images (was 289,722 records with 760,173 images), UPDATED 31-Aug-2020
Oklahoma, Noble County, Parker Funeral Home, Funeral Records, 1908-1982 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3743325); 128 indexed records with 65 record images (was 21 records with 11 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935767); 381,666 indexed records with 32,524 record images (was 381,666 records with 32,524 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Newspaper Obituaries, 1900-ca.2010 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736295); 239,164 indexed records with 21,352 record images (was 218,750 records with 19,429 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020

Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Naturalization Card File Index, 1906-1990 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3037614); 117,117 indexed records with 115,779 record images (was 116,726 records with 115,779 images), UPDATED 29-Aug-2020
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3584542); 45,112 indexed records with 5,235 record images (was 42,448 records with 5,034 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736255); 55,732 indexed records with 4,458 record images (was 49,738 records with 4,034 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
New Jersey, Newark, Mount Olivet Cemetery Records, 1871-1984 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3733114); 32,823 indexed records with 8,366 record images (was 32,823 records with 8,366 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020
South Africa, Orange Free State, Civil Death Registration, 1902-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3732502); 33,488 indexed records with 33,478 record images (was 24,546 records with 24,538 images), UPDATED 02-Sep-2020

--- Collections with new images ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,319,694 indexed records with 144,986 record images (was 3,319,694 records with 144,490 images), last updated 08-Jul-2020
Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2862204); 191,136 indexed records with 5,040 record images (was 191,136 records with 4,660 images), last updated 08-May-2019
Spain, Aragón, Electoral Censuses, 1890-1934 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2304578); 4,972,408 indexed records with 53,004 record images (was 4,972,408 records with 34,898 images), last updated 04-Jun-2019
Arizona, Nogales, Index and Manifests of Alien Arrivals, 1905-1952 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3041280); 502,795 indexed records with 496,137 record images (was 502,795 records with 495,412 images), last updated 21-Apr-2020
South Africa, Orange Free State, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1832-1989 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3040532); 638,400 indexed records with 82,254 record images (was 638,400 records with 64,230 images), last updated 23-Dec-2019

Ohio, Athens County, Deceased Veteran Grave Registration Card File Index, 1819-1936 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3315268); 5,553 indexed records with 5,546 record images (was 5,553 records with 5,223 images), last updated 21-Apr-2020
North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2848682); 7,926,454 indexed records with 96,539 record images (was 7,926,454 records with 96,473 images), last updated 21-Aug-2020
Kansas State Census, 1905 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2659394); 1,545,509 indexed records with 50,873 record images (was 1,545,509 records with 50,860 images), last updated 10-Oct-2019
Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3541609); 563,990 indexed records with 177,584 record images (was 563,990 records with 176,807 images), last updated 13-Feb-2020
Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1897-1952 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398454); 653,829 indexed records with 652,840 record images (was 653,829 records with 652,803 images), last updated 15-Apr-2020

United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 6,031,182 indexed records with 327,307 record images (was 6,031,182 records with 306,452 images), last updated 20-Feb-2020
France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796817); 7,882,907 indexed records with 3,099,653 record images (was 7,882,907 records with 3,098,316 images), last updated 28-Mar-2018

--- Collections with images removed ---

Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Departures, 1867-1871 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326858); 5,123 indexed records with 144 record images (was 5,123 records with 156 images), last updated 23-Oct-2019
New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2803479); 4,749,222 indexed records with 84,749 record images (was 4,749,222 records with 84,805 images), last updated 20-Aug-2019
Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3031542); 42,634 indexed records with 42,243 record images (was 42,634 records with 42,543 images), last updated 30-Jun-2020
Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3039663); 100,669 indexed records with 100,177 record images (was 100,669 records with 100,361 images), last updated 07-May-2020
Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,681,910 indexed records with 1,675,645 record images (was 1,681,910 records with 1,676,662 images), last updated 16-Jan-2020

Idaho, Bonneville County, Idaho Falls, Rose Hill Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1447470); 14,513 indexed records with 14,151 record images (was 14,513 records with 14,152 images), last updated 09-Mar-2020
United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3029266); 1,129,668 indexed records with 1,112,544 record images (was 1,129,668 records with 1,112,549 images), last updated 18-Mar-2020
Louisiana, New Orleans Index to Passenger Lists, 1853-1952 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2443949); 439,472 indexed records with 435,100 record images (was 439,472 records with 435,372 images), last updated 27-Aug-2020
England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3656808); 264,217 indexed records with 19,929 record images (was 264,217 records with 19,979 images), last updated 13-Aug-2020

--- Collections with new records ---

Italy Deaths and Burials, 1809-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708705); Index only (414,750 records), no images (was 412,492 records with 0 images), last updated 06-Feb-2020
Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708706); Index only (860,257 records), no images (was 853,548 records with 0 images), last updated 18-Mar-2020
Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708698); Index only (898,194 records), no images (was 886,745 records with 0 images), last updated 06-Feb-2020
Italy Marriages, 1809-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1711678); Index only (207,308 records), no images (was 205,306 records with 0 images), last updated 11-Mar-2020
Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1708660); Index only (1,548,224 records), no images (was 1,538,922 records with 0 images), last updated 18-Mar-2020

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Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974178); 9,207 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 9,212 records with 102,718 images), last updated 12-Feb-2020
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My friend, Marshall, has come up with a program to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping us out here!

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 4 September 2020

Welcome to Genealogy News Bytes, posted on Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, where we try to highlight the most important genealogy and family history news and education items that came across our desktop over the past three days.

1)  News Articles:







2)  New or Updated Record Collections:





3)  Genealogy Education -- Conferences and Institutes



*  Back to Our Past [Ireland] Virtual Conference (18-20 September 2020)





4)  Genealogy Education - Webinars and Online Classes (times are US Pacific):

 GeneaWebinars Calendar



*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 8 September, 11 a.m.:  New Searching Experience at MyHeritage, by Dana Drutman

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 9 September, 5 p.m.: Cyndi's List in Practice, by Cyndi Ingle

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Willkommen in Australien! Researching German-Australian families, by Benjamin Hollister

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Using Chromosome Browsers, Segment Data and Triangulation, by Michelle Leonard

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Set up a Second Monitor on a PC, by Marian Pierre-Louis

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

*  Fisher's Top Tips": #203r - More on Family Photos



6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube):


*  BYU Family History Library:  How to Ask Your DNA Question - Bonnie Belza


*  Data Mining DNA:  MyHeritage Trees - Hide Living People

*  FamilySearch:  RootsTech Connect 2021







7)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 1 September 2020 ?

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 4 September 2020

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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15 million new travel & migration records available to search this Findmypast Friday

United States, Passenger and Crew Lists

Over 15 million new records have been added to this colossal collection. Covering California, New York and Texas.

The new additions consist of five individual collections from the National Archives and Records Administration that are now available to search within Findmypast’s United States, Passenger and Crew Lists. This includes;

  • Alien Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, 1905-1953
  • Texas, Alien Arrivals by Airplane, 1944-1952
  • California, San Diego Passenger Lists, 1904-1952
  • California, San Diego Airplane Arrivals, 1929-1954
  • New York City, Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942
This entire collection now stands at 118 million records and is essential for uncovering details of your ancestor’s voyage to the United States. To see exactly what's available and the timeframes covered, check the list of sources.

Passenger lists are just one of many records that detail your family’s journey overseas. Each record includes both an image of the handwritten original document as well as a transcript capturing the essential details. This includes the passengers name, gender, birth year, birth place, nationality, ethnicity, literacy, arrival year, arrival location, ship name and more.

These records can include errors or mistakes in spellings, occupations, and ages. Birth years were calculated from an individual’s stated age and the year of immigration.

To learn more about those listed, explore Findmypast’s newspapers, censuses and vital records.

Naturalization records are another useful source, as many immigrants strove to become American citizens, filing papers for their naturalization after their arrival.

Some families did not always arrive in a single group. In some cases, the head of a family would travel ahead to prepare the way for his wife and children. While some families continued their journey into America and headed for areas where distant relatives or those from their former homeland had previously settled, many other families stayed in the first city they arrived.

Newspapers

Six new papers from England, Ireland and Belize have joined the site. Plus, nine existing titles have grown with additional pages. Brand new to the collection are:

  • Clare Advertiser and Kilrush Gazette covering 1869-1876 and 1878-1887
  • Dundalk Herald covering 1868-1881, 1883-1886 and 1888-1896
  • Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times covering 1896-1909 and 1911
  • Colonial Guardian (Belize) covering 1882-1897
  • Bradford Review covering 1858-1870
  • Stratford Times and South Essex Gazette covering 1876-1882
While new pages have been added to:
  • Fleetwood Chronicle from 1877, 1902, 1906-1924, 1926-1947 and 1949-1955
  • Bradford Observer from 1936-1953
  • Cork Daily Herald from 1895-1896
  • Eastbourne Chronicle from 1908-1909, 1913, 1915-1916 and 1926-1931
  • Boston Guardian from 1953-1958
  • Glamorgan Gazette from 1913, 1915, 1917-1918, 1920-1924, 1927 and 1930
  • Carmarthen Journal from 1845, 1848, 1850-1851, 1854-1855, 1859, 1877-1878 and 1894
  • Waterford News Letter from 1879-1889, 1891-1893 and 1895-1916
  • Caernarvon & Denbigh Herald from 1873 and 1885
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Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.


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